Person being tested for coronavirus in Brazos Co., traveled to Wuhan, China

Brazos County Health District is investigating a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

They tweeted that the patient traveled from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated.

Health care providers were aware of public health guidance on novel coronavirus and quickly recognized that the patient met the criteria for coronavirus testing and is being kept isolated at home, while the precautionary testing is done.

Those who have traveled to Wuhan, China and have flu-like symptoms are encouraged to call the health district at 979-361-4440. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat.

If medical care is needed, please call your healthcare provider first before arriving. Nonessential travel to Wuhan, China should be avoided.

The general public is encouraged to practice general preventive actions:

  • Everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If there is a confirmed case, health officials will promptly announce it.

For more information visit the CDC website.

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